One of the main reasons why you shouldn’t ignore or avoid gutter cleaning is because most types of roof damage can easily be linked to clogged, dirty gutters. Clogged gutters cause roof damage by causing water seepage, moldy and rotting roofs and other smells. On the other hand, all the leaves and twigs in the gutter may increase the chances of accidental roof fires occurring as well.
Gutter cleaning, while necessary, is never fun. I’d chalk that chore right up there with laundry and donating blood. However, proper maintenance and function is critical to the health of your home and will avoid costly home repairs later.
Professional gutter cleaning companies use specialized tools and equipment and have training and experience that the average person doesn’t. So, while you may be able to do a somewhat decent job of cleaning your own gutters, you won’t be able to do as good of a job as a professional company is able to do.